How many times do our words and behaviour hurt others? A lack of expression and meaning and an inability to clarify what we mean when we don’t express ourselves clearly, may affect those we care about.
Irrespective of how well our meaning or another person’s meaning is, what can go wrong is the way a message is received, rather than the way it is intended. Not everyone will perceive what we say in the way we may intend.
Our emotions and what we’re thinking or feeling at the time may also be responsible, as well as what they may be thinking and feeling. Perhaps engage with your inner voice and ask yourself, is what you’re about to say what you would want to receive?
If your answer is ‘yes’ then you’re on the right track.